Our mothers always told us that breakfast was the most iportant meal of the day, but no one ever told us why. In a recent study, researchers found that, after searching for similar patterns in behavior and calculating mean changes in BMI for the groups, that people who do not eat breakfast were at an icreased risk of developing obesity and obesity related diseases. On teh otherhand, if you consume a big breakfst but do not snack between meals and eat less food throughout the day, that people are more likely to lose weight over the long haul. The results of the study do not necessarily apply the same because in the study, the people tested eat breakfast everyday, whereas the majority of people do not. Also, only a small percentage of the participants have diabetes, whereas 20% of the general population has the disease. So because the participants only represent a limited portion of society, there are concerns about the data and how it will apply to people outside the tested demographic.
- Study indicates that individuals who eat a large breakfast have lower risk of obesity and obesity related diseases.
- The study indicated that a big breakfast, followed by a small lunch and fasting until the next day, led to the greatest reduction in BMI.
- While such a diet might help control your BMI, it might not be healthy for everyone, including diabetics or individuals with other health problems.
“They concluded that if you eat less often, do not snack, and make breakfast your largest meal of the day, you will likely lose more weight over the long term than if you do not adhere to those behaviors.”